About Us

We're here to demolish the myth that to eat healthy you must sacrifice deliciousness, and to provide you with a trusted brand of quick and convenient products and services that will have you choosing whole, plant-based foods and as an access to health and vitality.

Founded in 2008, Thrive is the leading organic, plant-based restaurant in the Pacific Northwest.  Open daily from 9AM to 9PM and catering to a diverse clientele of both vegetarians and meat eaters alike, Thrive’s fully gluten- and dairy-free menu offers a variety of nutrient-packed organic juices, smoothies, salads, raw entrees, and warm grain bowls to keep you going all day long.


We know that finding healthy yet delicious food on the go can be a challenge, which is why we've designed our quick-serve menu in such a way that everything on it can be made in just a few minutes.  Our food is available for dine-in and take out, and is fast, easy, and most importantly -- packed with the perfect combination of nutrients to make you feel great so you're ready to take on your day.... or night.  You can even text in your order ahead of time so it is waiting for you when you arrive.

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Our Team

Monika Kinsman

Monika Kinsman CEO

With pride in her heart, Monika opened Thrive to make the world a healthier place. She is known about town for possessing a kind and genuine soul, and for sharing her smile and warm embrace with all she comes in contact with.  With two masters degrees under her belt, she opened Thrive over five years ago, leaving behind a (blazing) career in law enforcement.  As her business flourishes, she feels grateful for every one that has helped make Thrive a success – her team, her community, and her mom of course.  Monika looks to the coming years with hope in her eyes and desires to open Thrive locations around world so that soon, everyone will have access to all the fresh coconut water and marinated kale they can get their hands on.  Until then, let us thrive on here in Seattle. And let us be thankful.

Achille Bigliardi III

Achille Bigliardi III President

Achille is a retired healthcare executive and has focused his four decade career entirely on high-technology healthcare companies.  He has invested in five start-up businesses in the past several years and, in most cases, acted as an advisor to the president.  He founded a company that developed alcohol-in-breath testing equipment for law enforcement and emergency rooms.  He also founded a company that developed an automated immunochemistry analyzer to eliminate the use of radioactive isotopes in the clinical laboratory.  He joined a public high tech company that was at the brink of bankruptcy and was instrumental in the company turnaround; tripling revenues and generating significant profits within seven years.  Although, the common description of the companies that Achille joined or founded are ‘HealthCare’.  He recently concluded these are ‘SickCare’ companies since they detect illnesses and believes Thrive is a true HealthCare company because its customers are able to enjoy healthy, great tasting gluten-free, dairy-free and organic raw food.

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Jennifer Clemens

Jennifer Clemens HR Specialist

New to Seattle, Jennifer recently moved from beautiful Denver, CO with her family.  She is passionate about health and wellness and happens to have a degree and work experience in Human Resources!!  It was a match made in heaven!  Born in upstate New York, Jennifer has moved around a lot since graduating from Cornell University in 1992 with a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations.  She has lived in Alabama, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Florida, Vermont, Maryland, Michigan, Colorado and now Washington!  In 2013 she graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Certified Holistic Health Coach and loves all of the amazing people that she meets everyday working at Thrive.  She lives on the Eastside of town with her husband, her three children and her furry child – Wrigley.

Karen Colgan

Karen Colgan Vitality Shop Buyer

Karen is a: Seattle-native, raw-food enthusiast, cancer survivor, and juice fanatic!  She is a powerful, strong leader and whenever she is around, her presence is felt ten-fold.  With a strong sales and marketing background, Karen founded Aphrodite — a retail, wholesale, and import business — which she owned and operated for 15 years.  She subsequently lived in San Francisco and sold fine art in Union Square Galleries until returning back to Seattle in Spring of 2009.  As the mother of our founder, Karen was a major part of Monika’s inspiration for starting Thrive.

Timeline

  • Jan 2007

    Company is founded

  • Dec 2008

    Opened Thrive Cafe in Roosevelt

    Opened Thrive Cafe in Roosevelt

  • Apr 2013

    Incorporated, becoming Thrive Everywhere Inc.